Sony Criticized for Childishness and Malice Towards Competitors in Patent Applications
Damian Mista, 11 April 2023, 18:25
Sony has included a phrase in its patent description that describes other manufacturers as „inferior.” The practice is said to have been used by the giant for many years.
Nintendo Goes to Court; Wants Discord to Identify Zelda Leaker
Jakub Tarchala, 11 April 2023, 14:58
Nintendo wants to punish an „anonymous” perpetrator who illegally published an 200-page artbook from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The case has gone to court.
Surprising Result of Player Protest; ARK Remaster Price Increased
Zuzanna Domeradzka, 11 April 2023, 13:48
After the critical reception of the announcement of ARK: Survival Ascended, the developers have decided to make some changes to this remaster of the popular survival game. However, the news is not good - the price of ASA will be higher by $10.
Popular Survival Game Review Bombed; Paid Remaster Enraged Players
Adrian Werner, 06 April 2023, 12:26
The announcement of ARK: Survival Ascended angered the gamers, mainly because of the price. They made their displeasure known by review bombing ARK: Survival Evolved's profile on Steam.
Take-Two Reaches Settlement With GTA Mod Makers, But it's Not the End
Adam Celarek, 04 April 2023, 14:35
The nearly two-year-long court battle between Take-Two and a group of modders modifying GTA games is most likely at an end. However, another one is looming in the background.
'You Ruined This Remake' - Ada Wong VA Faces Hating From Resident Evil 4 Fans
Marcin Przala, 03 April 2023, 15:53
Some people who consider themselves fans of the Resident Evil series decided to vent their dissatisfaction with the remake on the actress who provided her voice to one of the characters. The wave of hate was so great that the actress withdrew from social media.
Nexon Wants to 'Bleed Out' Dark and Darker Devs in Court; Fans Show Generous Support
Adrian Werner, 02 April 2023, 22:22
Fans of Dark and Darker have shown that they are ready to give substantial financial support to the game's developers in their legal battle with Nexon.
Fallout 2 Designer Cleared of Harassment Charges and Compensated
Kamil Kleszyk, 27 March 2023, 13:00
The high-profile case over alleged harassment allegedly committed by Chris Avellone is slowly coming to an end. The women who sued the famous game designer have withdrawn their accusations.
Microsoft Refutes Redfall Accusations: 'We Didn't Pull Any Games From PlayStation'
Kamil Kleszyk, 26 March 2023, 00:02
Following recent reports that Microsoft was said to have ordered the cancellation of the PlayStation version of Redfall, representatives of the Redmond giant have decided to make an official announcement.
Toxic Rust Fans Made Death Threats Against Developers
Sonia Selerska, 21 March 2023, 16:58
Facepunch wanted to repay fans for their support by holding a get-together in a relaxed atmosphere. Their plans were thwarted by disturbing news.
Russians Fulfil Their Threat; STALKER 2 Footage Leaked
Jacob Blazewicz, 16 March 2023, 11:15
The hackers who broke into the servers of GSC Game World have kept their word. Materials from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl has hit the web, including gameplay footage.
Fortnite Devs Must Pay Cheated Gamers and Parents as Much as $245 Million
Sonia Selerska, 15 March 2023, 14:51
The Federal Trade Commission has made a final decision on fines for Epic Games. Fortnite's business model was deemed a threat to players.
Bleak Faith Excessively Inspired by Elden Ring; Devs Accused of Theft [UPDATE]
Adrian Werner, 15 March 2023, 14:11
The creators of Bleak Faith: Forsaken have been accused of stealing animations from Elden Ring. However, they are most likely not the ones to blame for the situation.
Scandals Surrounding Disco Elysium Devs are Slowly Settling
Zuzanna Domeradzka, 15 March 2023, 13:22
The dispute between ZA/UM, the studio responsible for Disco Elysium, and its former employees is apparently slowly coming to an end. Kaur Kender has responded to court orders for payment related to the lawsuit he filed, which was withdrawn in December.
Russian 'Fans' Threaten to Leak STALKER 2 Content if GSC Doesn't Apologize
Krzysztof Kaluzinski, 13 March 2023, 11:01
Disgruntled fans from Russia are blackmailing the developers of STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl. They intend to release tens of gigabytes of game data if GSC Game World does not meet their demands.
Police Raided Dark and Darker Devs; Team Reassures
Marcin Przala, 09 March 2023, 15:18
One of the local offices of Dark and Darker devs was raided by police. Korean team is defusing the situation and assuring that everything is under control. However, conflicting information on the subject is appearing online.
Sony Suggests Microsoft Could Sabotage Call of Duty on PlayStation
Jacob Blazewicz, 09 March 2023, 13:35
Bugs, missing features and a higher price of Call of Duty. Such ploys, according to Sony, may be used by Microsoft to discourage gamers from PlayStation after Activision Blizzard acquisition.
Activision Accused of Unjustly Firing Workers; Company Defends Itself
Jakub Tarchala, 02 March 2023, 11:58
Activision has its faults, as evidenced by another lawsuit filed by the CWA. The association noted some irregularities allegedly committed by Activision when firing two of its employees.
The Day Before Devs Show Their Faces and Convince That the Game Really Exists
Michal Ciezadlik, 17 February 2023, 16:20
The developers responsible for The Day Before have released video footage showing the alleged development of the game from 2019 to now. However, there is still a stench of controversy surrounding studio Fntastic.
Steam Removed Legally Purchased Game Copies [UPDATE #2]
Michal Ciezadlik, 17 February 2023, 15:52
An unusual situation has affected players who purchased the Deponia Saga bundle some time ago. Legally purchased, the first part of the series disappeared from the buyers' Steam accounts for no apparent reason. The developers are looking into the matter.
We May Witness One of the Biggest Gaming Scams in Recent Years; Internet Analyzes The Day Before [UPDATE #2]
Adrian Werner, 14 February 2023, 13:57
The developers of The Day Before have again been caught copying other people's works. The latest trailer for the game is full of scenes pulled straight from famous games.
Nobody Wants LoL's Source Code? Hackers Lower the Price of Stolen Data
Hubert Sledziewski, 10 February 2023, 13:04
The hackers responsible for the recent attack on Riot Games are apparently having trouble fencing their loot. The minimum price for League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics source codes and anti-cheater software has been lowered.
Take-Two Tired of Courts; Publisher Wants Settlement With GTA Mod Makers
Jakub Tarchala, 08 February 2023, 15:14
Modders who have not bowed to Take-Two can count on an amicable resolution of the matter. Perhaps this sends a clear message to other mod developers that the publisher is only threatening the modders to „buy time.”.
The Day Before Devs Assure That the Game Exists; Everyone Will 'Wee the Truth Soon' [UPDATE]
Wiktor Szczesny, 02 February 2023, 13:30
The confusion surrounding The Day Before continues. The game has disappeared from Steam, and the release has been delayed for several months. The suspicious and unexpected situation surrounding Fntastic's game has caused some people to question the existence of the title.
Hackers Didn't Get $10 Million From Riot; LoL's Source Code for Sale
Kamil Kleszyk, 29 January 2023, 23:34
After Riot Games categorically refused to pay the ransom for the stolen League of Legends code, the hackers decided to put it up for auction. The price is sizable.
The Day Before Significantly Delayed; Pulled From Steam [UPDATE]
Jakub Tarchala, 26 January 2023, 16:09
There has been a lot of talk about The Day Before lately. The game has been pulled from Steam, players have not received the promised gameplay video, and the release has been delayed. The developers cite a dispute over the rights to the game's title as the reason.
Blizzard Veteran Quits in Protest Against Employee Ranking
Adrian Werner, 24 January 2023, 12:25
One of Blizzard's studio veterans has left the company in protest against the introduction of an employee ranking system, which he believes is unfair and spoils the team culture.
Blizzard Pissed Off NetEase; Orc Demolition Livestream
Jacob Blazewicz, 19 January 2023, 14:07
NetEase is not happy with Blizzard's decision to end its partnership. The Chinese developer has made it clear what it thinks of the American studio's decision.
Group of Callisto Protocol Devs Omitted in Credits
Adrian Werner, 10 January 2023, 11:53
Credit roll of The Callisto Protocol missed any mention of the sizable group of developers who worked on the title.
Microsoft Digs Up Dirt - Sony Blocks Release of Several Xbox Games
Kamil Kleszyk, 23 December 2022, 17:49
From Microsoft's latest report, we learn that Sony was set to block the release of several major Xbox titles. Among them are Final Fantasy VII Remake and Silent Hill 2 Remake.
Russia Bans Games With 'LGBT Propaganda'
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 December 2022, 12:28
An amendment to a law that bans the distribution of 'LGBT propaganda' has gone into effect in Russia. Also in video games.
Nintendo at War With Fans? Tournament Organizers Will Lose Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars [UPDATE: Ludwig Saves SWT]
Jacob Blazewicz, 05 December 2022, 11:31
Nintendo knows how to make gamers angry. For example, by once again working against the fans of one of its popular series.
Court Battle With Disco Elysium 2 in the Background; Details Revealed
Kamil Kleszyk, 27 November 2022, 21:07
The situation of Disco Elysium 2 is becoming increasingly complicated. In the course of the ongoing court battle, more information related to the potentially fraudulent activities of ZA/UM studio's owners is coming to light.
Bethesda Accuses Mick Gordon of Distorting Truth; Doom's Composer Doesn't Back Down
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 November 2022, 16:36
Bethesda has responded to the allegations of the composer of Doom Eternal, but also does not intend to tolerate harassment of either him or id Software employees.
Russia Wants to Ban Games With 'LGBT Propaganda,' Such as Fallout and The Last of Us
Kamil Kleszyk, 13 November 2022, 19:13
There are many indications that Russia has taken aim at another old enemy. This time it's the game market, among others, and specifically games 'promoting LGBT ideology.' The local officials are considering banning such titles in the country.
Doom Fans Demand Justice for Mick Gordon
Zuzanna Domeradzka, 11 November 2022, 13:20
The recent high-profile scandal involving the author of Doom Eternal's soundtrack has outraged many fans. They are demanding justice for Mick Gordon.
God of War Ragnarok Collector's Edition Lacks Game Code; Sony Fails Again
Michal Ciezadlik, 10 November 2022, 16:41
Players report that some of the collector's edition bundles of God of War: Ragnarok are missing the most important element - the game itself!
Doom Scandal; Mick Gordon Accuses Devs of Ruining His Career
Sonia Selerska, 10 November 2022, 15:58
We learned new facts about the development process of Doom Eternal and the controversial behavior of studio members. The author of the soundtrack claims that we were all lied to, and he himself was a victim of harassment.
God of War Ragnarok Reviewer Threatened With Death
Kamil Kleszyk, 08 November 2022, 11:34
God of War Ragnarok is collecting fantastic reviews from industry experts. A critic from South Korea decided to break out of this group. The game's low score did not please fans of the series, who are now threatening him with death.
New Shadow Falls on Atomic Heart; New Rumors of Chaos in Studio
Adrian Werner, 06 November 2022, 20:10
Reports have surfaced online about the problems of the studio working on Atomic Heart. Developers are said to be complaining about crunch, unpaid bonuses and a lot of chaos in production.
CoD Player Visited Activision to Complain About Ban
Jakub Tarchala, 03 November 2022, 12:16
A wave of unjust bans and overloaded hotline at Activision forced an American gamer to go to the studio's HQ in person. The case has gained publicity, although opinions on the incident are divided.
She Lied to Gamers, Now Responds to Accusations and Calls Gamedevs Greedy
Adrian Werner, 25 October 2022, 12:12
Voice actress Hellena Taylor, known for the first two installments of the Bayonetta series, has responded to reports accusing her of misrepresenting the salary she was to be offered for her performance in the third installment of the series.
Disco Elysium Devs Sue ZA/UM
Hubert Sledziewski, 24 October 2022, 13:56
Robert Kurvitz, creative director of Disco Elysium, has sued the Estonian studio ZA/UM. The case has to do with a recent scandal and the alleged involuntary departure of three people from the development team.
Bayonetta 3 Devs Ask Fans to Respect Voice Actresses
Damian Mista, 21 October 2022, 16:20
The studio developing Bayonetta 3 is calling for withhelding of comments at the actresses providing the voice of the game's main character. PlatinumGames says it appreciates the contributions of every co-creator in the series.
Actress May Have Deceived Millions of Gamers, Schreier Claims
Adrian Werner, 19 October 2022, 13:25
It turns out that the matter of the voice actress' resignation from her appearance in Bayonetta 3 is not as simple as it seemed. Taylor may have told mistruth in reporting how much she was offered for the job.
Bayonetta Voice Actress Calls for Boycott of Bayonetta 3 Over Insulting Pay [UPDATE]
Adrian Werner, 17 October 2022, 11:36
The female lead voice actor in the first two Bayonetta games revealed that she will not return in the third installment, as PlatinumGames offered her a insultingly low salary.
CD Projekt RED Unhappy With Cyberpunk 2077 QA; Quantic Lab Employees Speak Out
Adam Adamczyk, 11 October 2022, 17:08
Quantic Lab, the company involved in testing of Cyberpunk 2077, was alleged to have knowingly lied to the developer about the experience of its employees. The affair is making waves.
„Fans Have the Right to Know” - Disco Elysium Co-Creator Talks ZA/UM Losing With the System
Karol Laska, 06 October 2022, 15:05
The sad news of ZA/UM Cultural Association's dissolution and the firing of key figures from the studio that gave us Disco Elysium have left many players hurting. We talked the man who delivered it to the public.
ZA/UM Responds to Scandal Surrounding Disco Elysium 2 and Staff Departures
Jacob Blazewicz, 04 October 2022, 12:27
The studio behind Disco Elysium has released a statement indicating that it is focusing on its next project and doesn't really want to talk about the departure of the key developers of this successful RPG.
'Zero Tolerance for Threats'; Respawn Warns Players
Miriam Moszczynska, 23 September 2022, 14:09
Apex Legends players have overdid it with criticism. Respawn Entertainment has firmly reminded them that there is a clear, impassable line between feedback and hating.